2017 Chris Sailer Kicking TOP 12 Camp Recap, Best in the U.S. Compete!

The best of the best high school and junior college specialists in nation gathered in Tampa, FL to compete at the prestigious TOP 12 Camp. In order to be invited to attend this camp you had to dominate at either Vegas XXIX (January 2017) or Vegas 30 (May 2017). Twenty Kickers/Punters were selected in January and an additional twenty were selected in May. The two Vegas Events brought in well over 1000 specialists, so achieving this honor was a tall task. Five wild cards were added rounding out the field of the 45 best in America!

The format for the 2017 TOP 12 was brand new. After fourteen years of the TOP 12 and Event Elite format, this year the standard was set even higher. For the first time ever, 45 specialists would have to compete in July to earn the honor of TOP 12. And… the camp would be captured by film and crew for the first ever TOP 12 Web Series. The pressure was on as the stakes were set higher then hey had every been. Every athlete would be followed by cameras. Interviews, on field performance, competitions, off the field character and thorough evaluation would ultimately determine who would be selected to the first every true TOP 12!

Each athlete earned a BLACK TOP 12 Camp shirt by way of invitation to the TOP 12 Camp. What they now sought was the coveted YELLOW TOP 12 shirt. The yellow shirt is an invitation into the most prestigious club for Kickers and Punters. Who would join the company of players such as Dan Bailey (Cowboys), Justin Tucker (Ravens), Ryan Succop (Titans), Bryan Anger (Buccaneers), Jeff Locke (Colts), Tress Way (Redskins) and many many more? College All-Americans, Lou Groza Award Winners, Ray Guy Award Winners, NFL Draftees, NFL All-Pros, NFL Superbowl Champions, etc. The atmosphere was intense.

Take a look at the results…

Day 1

Field Goal Champion
Cody Williams (2018, CA) – Cody put on a stellar performance. Coming into camp, he was one of the lowest ranked kickers in attendance. He knew he would have to work his way up the ladder, and he did exactly that by coming out of the gates hot. He won the field goal last man standing competition by going 6-6 with a long of 58 yards. Due to a strong overall camp performance he earned a 5-Star rating and is now a top 20 nationally ranked prospect.

Punt Champion
Nick Mihalic (2018, IL) – Nick was a wild card invitee and he quickly proved worthy of the selection. He is a phenomenal punting prospect that easily averages 45+ yards with 4.5+ hang time. He defeated a very strong field of punters on day one and proved that he would be a force to be reckoned with in the fight to become the overall TOP 12 punt champion. His performance throughout the three days earned him a 5-Star rating and he is now ranked the #3 punter in America.

Day 2

Kickoff Champion
Cole Talley (2018, TX) – Cole is one of the absolute strongest kickers in the nation. He continually shows his strength by dominating kickoff competitions. He hit 5 consecutive kickoffs over 70 yards, with 4.0+ hang time. His best ball measured 75 yards, with 4.23 hang time. Cole is a big time talent that has endless potential. He is a 5-Star rated kicker and a top 20 nationally ranked prospect. He is also one of the most popular athletes amongst his peers.

Punt Champion
Issac Power (2018, CO) – Issac put together another impressive performance in Tampa. Coming off a huge performance at TOP GUN where he earned U.S. Army All-American honors, he stayed hot. He punts for a great combination of distance and hang time and is able to perform very well under pressure. He is a 5-Star rated punter and made a big jump all the way up to the #4 ranked punter in the nation.

Day 3

Field Goal Champion (Head-To-Head)
Charles Campbell (2018, TN) – The is the most difficult kicking competition to win for the entire year! Charles has been on a roll. He earned U.S. Army All-American honors at TOP GUN, committed on full scholarship to Indiana and now won the 2017 TOP 12 Kicking Championship in the last two weeks. He is simply an outstanding kicker. He has an elite leg, kicks with excellent consistency and knows how to step up under pressure. Charles is a 5-Star rated kicker and ranked #3 in America.

Punting Champion (Head-To-Head)
Jake Camarda (2018, GA) – The is the most difficult punting competition to win for the entire year! Jake came in as the #1 seed and the #1 ranked punter in American and he showed exactly why he is worthy of that honor. The Vegas XXIX Punting Champion dominated the TOP 12 field with an NFL type performance. He easily knocked off top rated prospects one by one, besting Nick Mihalic in the final. The University of Georgia is getting the best punter in America.

After three amazing days, decisions had to be made. Athletes were called into the war room to learn their fate. In the end, only twelve would earn the honor of TOP 12 and walk away with the yellow shirt. The tension was at an all time high.

Introducing your 2017 Chris Sailer Kicking TOP 12…

BT Potter (2018, SC) – The Clemson commit is the real deal. He dominates at every aspect of the game and is ready for any and all challenges ahead. BT was recently selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and he is now your new #1 kicker in the nation.

Jake Camarda (2018, GA) – The clear cut #1 punter in the nation and now #4 ranked kicker in the U.S., Jake is the very best combo player in the nation with a big time future ahead of him. The four year Chris Sailer Kicking student is beyond ready for the next level.

Evan McPherson (2018, AL) – The Mississippi State commit is one of the best kickers to every participate in the TOP 12 Camp. He is a 5-Star rated kicker and the #2 ranked ranked kicker in the nation. He is also an outstanding punter. Evan is impressive both on and off the field.

Nick Mihalic (2018, IL) – Nick was the biggest surprise of the camp and will reap the benefits from his strong performance. He is now the best available punting prospect in America and all recruiting attention will surely point in his direction.

Charles Campbell (2018, TN) – The Indiana commit and two time TOP 12 camp participant has climbed all the way up to the #3 spot in the nation, and rightfully so. One of the most liked participants at the camp, Charles is going to be a great fit in every way for Indiana.

Issac Power (2018, CO) – Issac earned the final TOP 12 selection for 2018 punters narrowly over Cade Pollard and Gabe Boring. His ability to step up and win competitions was the deciding factor. He is the #2 punter available in the country behind Mihalic.

Chris Dunn (2018, NC) – Chris is one of the most consistent performs in the United States without a doubt. He has more competition wins than anyone in the history of Chris Sailer Kicking. He is not always flashy, but he is nails under pressure. The NC State commit is a great one.

Derek Ng (2018, NV) – Derek is the real deal. The Vegas 30 Kicking Champion is a 5-Star Rated kicker and the new #6 ranked kicker in the America. He is absolutely outstanding on both field goal and kickoff. Derek is the top available kicker on the board.

Brayden Narveson (2018, AZ) – The Iowa State commit is an excellent talent and a very consistent performer. Brayden has been one of the fastest movers up the ranks in 2017. He has all the tools to succeed in the BIG 12.

Caleb Griffin (2018, IL) – Caleb was a dark horse coming into TOP 12. He is a tremendous athlete with endless potential. He held his own during day 1 and day 2 of competition and stepped it up during day 3. Caleb is the biggest sleeper in the class of 2018. He has made me a believer.

Will Reichard (2019, AL) – Will is the clear cut #1 ranked kicking prospect in the Class of 2019. He has been a student of Chris Sailer Kicking since the 6th grade and already holds a scholarship offer from LSU. He would be ranked inside the top 3 in American if he was in the Class of 2018, he is THAT good.

Porter Wilson (2019, OH) – Porter is the #1 ranked ranked punting prospect in the Class of 2019. He has a prototypical punting body and shows every sign of a big time future. There is no doubt that he is already a scholarship pick.

TOP 12 Camp Invitees / Participants (In alphabetical order)
Akubuo-Onwuemeka, Prominence (JC, CA) – Top national kicking prospect.
*Biscardi, Massimo (2018, PA) – Committed to Coastal Carolina on scholarship.
Boring, Gabe (2018, TN) – Top national punting/kicking prospect.
Dylan Brady (2018, CA) – Top national kicking prospect.
Brust, Matthew (2018, FL) – Top national kicking prospect.
Burks, Thomas (2018, TN) – Top national kicking prospect.
Camarda, Jake (2018, GA) – Committed to Georgia on scholarship.
Campbell, Charles (2018, TN) – Committed Indiana on scholarship, U.S. Army All-American.
Culhane, Ajay (2018, CA) – Top national kicking prospect.
*Cooney, Michael (2018, IL) – Top national kicking prospect.
*DeLong, Skyler (2018, SC) – Committed to Alabama on scholarship, U.S. Army All-American.
Dicker, Cameron (2018, TX) – Committed to Texas on scholarship.
Dunn, Chris (2018, NC) – Committed to NC State on scholarship.
Felkins, Alex (2019, OK) – Top national kicking prospect.
*Fineran, Mitchell (2018, GA) -Top national kicking prospect.
Garrett, Carson (2019, TX) – Top national kicking prospect.
*Geddes, Campbell (2018, CA) – Top national kicking prospect.
Griffin, Caleb (2018, IL) – Top national kicking prospect.
Hanna, Cole (2018, GA) – Top national kicking prospect.
Jaeger, Matthew (2018, MN) – Top national kicking prospect.
Kessler, Chris (2018, TX) – Top national kicking prospect.
Krause, Adam (2018, IL) – Top national kicking prospect.
Lantz, Michael (2019, GA) – Top national kicking prospect.
Lees, Scott (2018, WA) – Big time all around talent.
Lewis, Camden (2019, NC) – Top national kicking prospect.
*Lipel, Jonah (2018, CA) – Committed to Harvard.
Mayers, John (2018, TX) – Top national kicking prospect.
McPherson, Evan (2018, AL) – Committed to Mississippi State on scholarship.
Meeks, Jacob (2018, TX) – Top national kicking prospect.
Mihalic, Nick (2018, IL) – Best punting prospect available in nation.
Mosharrafa, Anthony (2018, AZ) – Top national kicking/punting prospect.
Narveson, Brayden (2018, AZ) – Committed to Iowa State on scholarship.
Ng, Derek (2018, NV) – Best kicking prospect available in the nation.
Pollard, Cade (2018, TX) – Top national punting prospect.
Potter, BT (2018, SC) – Committed to Clemson on scholarship, U.S. Army All-American.
Power, Issac (2018, CO) – U.S. Army All-American Punter.
Reichard, Will (2019, AL) – Top national kicking prospect.
Rodriguez, Andrew (JC, CA) – Top JC national kicking/punting prospect.
*Sciba, Nick (2018, SC) – Committed to Wake Forest on scholarship.
Stewart, Clayton (2018, TX) – Top national kicking/punting prospect.
Talley, Cole (2018, TX) – Top national kicking prospect.
Triplett, George (2018, WV) – Committed to Navy on scholarship.
Van Eekeran, Chris (2019, IN) – Top national kicking prospect.
Wallace, Quentin (2018, IL) – Top national kicking prospect.
Williams, Cody (2018, CA) – Top national kicking prospect.
Williams, Dylan (2018, CA) – Top national kicking prospect.
Wilson, Porter (2019, OH) – Top national punting prospect.
Wise, Camden (2018, VA) – Top national kicking prospect.

*indicates athlete was not able to participate due to injury or prior commitment

COMING SOON! Get ready for the TOP 12 Web Series which will document the life of a kicker/punter and the TOP 12 selection process.

Do you want to be a part of the 2018 TOP 12? See you at Vegas XXXI (January, registration is now open) and Vegas XXXII May). To be the best, train and compete with the best. Expect greatness! For more information, details and rankings visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com

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TOP 12 Camp Invitees Announced

Congratulations to the following 40 Kickers/Punters who have been selected to attend the TOP 12 CAMP.

Vegas 30 (May 13-14, 2017) – 20 Invitees (in alphabetical order)
Adam Krause  (2018, IL)
Alex Felkins (2019, OK)
Cade Pollard (2018, TX)
Caleb Griffin (2018, IL)
Cameron Dicker (2018, TX)
Campbell Geddes (2018, CA)
Cole Hanna (2018, GA)
Clayton Stewart (2018, TX)
Derek Ng (2018, NV)
Dylan Brady (2018, CA)
Dylan Williams (2018, CA)
Gabe Boring (2018, TN)
George Triplett (2018, WV)
John Mayers (2018, TX)
Michael Cooney (2018, IL)
Michael Lantz (2019, GA)
Porter Wilson (2019, OH)
Prominence Akubuo-Onwuemeka (JC, CA)
Scott Lees (2018, WA)
Thomas Burks (2018, TN)

Vegas XXIX (January 14-15, 2017) – 20 Invitees (in alphabetical order)
Ajay Culhane (2018, CA)
Anthony Mosharrafa (2018, AZ)
Brayden Narveson (2018, AZ)
BT Potter (2018, SC)
Camden Lewis (2019, NC)
Camden Wise (2018, VA)
Charles Campbell (2018, TN)
Chris Dunn (2018, NC)
Chris Kessler (2018, TX)
Chris Van Eekeran (2019, IN)
Cole Talley (2018, TX)
Evan McPherson (2018, AL)
Isaac Power (2018, CO)
Jake Camarda (2018, GA)
Jonah Lipel (2018, CA)
Quentin Wallace (2018, IL)
Matthew Brust (2018, FL)
Matthew Jaeger (2018, MN)
Massimo Biscardi (2018, PA)
Nicolas Sciba (2018, SC)

5 Wild Cards will be chosen to join these specialists in the coming weeks.

The TOP 12 Camp will take place in Tampa, FL from July 17-19, 2017.

These specialists will compete to make the official 2017 TOP 12. The competition, both physically and mentally, will be like no other camp. The entire process will be captured in a web series (TOP 12 Camp Series). The web series will capture everything from the the behind the scenes moments, to the on field competitions, to the mentally challenging interviews, to the ups and downs of the the entire TOP 12 selection process. Get ready for the next greatest thing that will elevate exposure for specialists to a whole new level.

“Vegas” was created in 2003 as the very first national exposure event of its kind for kickers, punters and long snappers.  Just over 100 specialists attended the first camp.  Now well over 1000 specialists travel to Vegas each year.   The goal has always been to get the world’s best instruction, competition and exposure.  TOP 12 and Event Elite have been the 2 most credible exposure lists to be on in the world for specialists.  Take a look at the 12 most famous Kicker/Punter TOP 12 Members of all time. 

Dan Bailey (Cowboys)
Justin Tucker (Ravens)
Bryan Anger (Buccaneers)
Blair Walsh (Seahawks)
Jeff Locke (Colts)
Brad Nortman (Jaguars)
Nick Folk (Bucs)
Tress Way (Redskins)
Bradley Pinion (49ers)
Drew Kaser (Chargers)
Ryan Allen (Patriots)
Ryan Succop (Titans)
Dustin Hopkins (Redskins)
Cody Parkey (Browns)
Kai Forbath (Vikings)
Matt Darr (Dolphins)
Colton Schmidt (Bills)
Randy Bullock (Bengals)
Ka’imi Fairbairn (Texans)
Ross Martin (Jets)
Kenny Allen (Ravens)
Will Monday (Chiefs)

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2017 GA Camp Recap, Charles Campbell Shines!

The road to Vegas 30 continued with a huge camp in Atlanta, GA this past Sunday.  Specialists from over 10 states were in attendance at perhaps the most talented 2017 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp yet.  The competition for TOP 12 at Vegas 30 in just 2 weeks is going to be off the charts.  Take a look at the GA Spring Camp results.

Overall Champion
Charles Campbell (2018, TN) – The TOP 12’er put on a dominant performance.  This was easily his best showing and will vault him into D1 scholarship conversations.  He won a major field goal competition by nailing 7 straight field goals including several over 50 yards.  He hits a big time D1 ball off the ground.  He also averaged 65+ yards on kickoffs with 4.1+ hang time.  Charles is a confident kicker that thrives under pressure.  Look for Charles to pick up scholarship offers this summer.

Field Goal Champion
Thor Billstrom (2019, GA) – Thor was one of the most impressive newcomers at camp.  He is a great looking athlete with an explosive leg.  He won a major field goal competition by connecting on 6 straight field goals, including a final kick of 55 yards. His kickoffs were also solid and competitive with the best in his class. Thor has the ability to challenge for a top spot in the Class of 2019.  With continued hard work, he will be a special college kicker.

Kickoff Champion
Aaron Sears (2018, TN) – Aaron had his best performance at a Chris Sailer Kicking camp to date.  He competed well in all competitions and came out on top in the kickoff competition narrowly defeating Charles Campbell in the final.  He averaged 60+ yards with close to 4.0 second hang time.  Aaron is also a solid field goal kicker, showing that he has range over 50 yards off the ground.  He is on his way to a nice college career.

Punt Champion
Jay Bramblett (2019, AL) – Jay was strong and consistent all day long.  The talented young punter proved that he will be a top punter in this class.  He punts for great distance, averaging over 45 yards on the day.  He also hit several 50+ yard bombs.  He won several punt competitions on the day and defeated Kyle Romenick and Thomas Burks in the final to become punt champion.  Jay is a great athlete that should develop into a D1 punter.

TOP 2018 Prospect
Evan McPherson (2018, AL) – The Chris Sailer Kicking #1 Kicker in the nation, Vegas XXIX Champion, TOP 12’er and Mississippi State commit put on another stellar performance.  Although he didn’t win the camp, he once again proved his overall dominance.  Evan is one of the smoothest field goals kickers I have seen in years.  His kickoffs are D1 ready right now.  And he is also an elite punter.  Mississippi State is in for a treat.

Class of 2018 College Prospects: Evan McPherson, Charles Campbell, Matthew Brust, Thomas Burks, Antonio Zita, Gabe Boring, Cole Hanna, Mitchell Fineran, Aaron Sears, Caleb Estes, Arthur Boyzo, Jackson Spradlin, Logan Bowers, Will Dickson, Alex Hardy, Alexander Harrell, Ashton Garner, Bryce Christensen, Bryce Jones, Christopher Freibert, Collin Dempster, Daniel Brabaw, Keegan Weekley, Timmy Bleekrode, Trey Smelcer, Wesley Wells, Jacob Smith.

TOP 2019 Prospect
Will Reichard (2019, AL) – The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker was at it again in Atlanta.  Will is one of the most polished kickers to come through Chris Sailer Kicking ever.  He is extremely smooth and accurate on field goal off the ground.  He already hits a D1 without a doubt.  His kickoffs are big, averaging over 65 yards with 4.1+ hang time.  Will is also one of the coolest performers under pressure.  Will is a D1 scholarship pick right now as a sophomore.

Class of 2019 College Prospects: Will Reichard, Jay Bramblett, Michael Lantz, Thor Billstrom, Cale Nation, Patrick Markwalter, Kyle Romenick, Aaron Vardell, Ethan Chauvin, Houston Coyle, Alexander Drazic, Collin Wiles, Drew Hutson, Garrett Childers, Grayson Clark, Zach Ford, Aldemar Jimenez.

Class of 2020 College Prospects: Parker Hannon, Brock Travelstead, Hayden Olsen, Conner Middleton, James Williams, Ty Sherman, Taylor Shahan, Ben Dority, Kellan Grave de Peralta, Nicholas Bodin, Ty Sherman, David Pennebaker.

Youth Standouts: Carter Davis, Dalton McGowan, Michael Long, Hamilton DiBoyan.

The Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp Tour continues in Los Angeles, CA (May 7). The tour ends with the largest exposure camp in the World…. Vegas 30 (May 13-14).  To be the best, train & compete with the best.  Then get ready for the biggest summer tour yet! For more stats, rankings, future camp dates, etc. visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com #TeamSailer

Competition Champions: Thor Billstrom, Jay Bramblett, Charles Campbell & Aaron Sears

 

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